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Evaluation Guidelines for Ecological Indicators

Laura Jackson, Janis Kurtz and William Fisher (Editors). 2000.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Research and Development,
Research Triangle Park, NC

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This document describes a process for the technical evaluation of ecological indicators. It was developed by members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development (ORD), to assist primarily the indicator research component of ORD's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). The Evaluation Guidelines are intended to direct ORD scientists during the course of indicator development, and provide a consistent framework for indicator review.

To obtain a printed copy of this report, call 1-800-490-9198 and ask for document number EPA/620/R-99/005.

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